Category: Middle East & Africa

Saudi Arabia: 300 brands on show at Saudi Foodex

| 10/12/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 300 brands on show at Saudi Foodex

“Foodex Saudi aims to connect international brands to this ripe market opportunity while showcasing Saudi Arabia’s potential as a global F&B hub.”

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Opinion: Islamic banks should be named ‘ethical banks’

| 10/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic banks should be named ‘ethical banks’

Islamic Shariah-compliant banks should be named ethical banks because their present name has monopolizing implications and banks are just a small part of the overall Islamic economy.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai’s Halal credentials

| 03/12/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit and World Expo 2020 boost Dubai’s Halal credentials

Where consumers in Muslim majority countries thought that Halal was a given, now more are seeking reassurance through an additional layer of certification and quality control.

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Global Islamic Economy Summit gives Islamic finance a needed face-lift

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
Global Islamic Economy Summit gives Islamic finance a needed face-lift

The Islamic economy is about ethical consumerism, and ethics are universal values.

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UAE: Shekra Crowdfunding Wins Two Awards in Dubai

| 02/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Shekra Crowdfunding Wins Two Awards in Dubai

Shekra, the first Shariah-compliant Crowdfunding platform globally, receives the Islamic Economy Award as best SME Development provider at the Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai.

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Japan beckons Muslim tourists

| 30/11/2013 | Reply
Japan beckons Muslim tourists

Japan is going all out to woo Muslim tourists as it issues special guide of halal eateries and mosques around the country.

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Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

| 30/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

This week’s Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai was a breath of fresh air centering around talk of consumer values, of innovating for consumer needs and understanding who is the Muslim consumer.

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Opinion: Muslim countries missing tourism opportunities

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim countries missing tourism opportunities

“While there is a huge investment potential in these sectors, OIC is lacking efforts. [They are] getting too relaxed and secured with the idea that they are Muslim countries.”

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UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Call to unify halal standards in the UAE

With more than 300 halal certification bodies in about 48 countries, confusion among consumers and authorities has increased.

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Opinion: Media’s influence growing with young Muslims

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Media’s influence growing with young Muslims

A new generation of media-savvy Muslims is making media a top-priority for governments, said experts yesterday at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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Expo 2020 triumph to boost Dubai’s global Islamic economy ambitions

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Expo 2020 triumph to boost Dubai’s global Islamic economy ambitions

Dubai winning the right to stage the Expo 2020 exhibition will be a major boost for its ambition to be the hub of the global Islamic economy.

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UAE: Dubai Municipality achieves yet another global recognition

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality achieves yet another global recognition

It comes as Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) of Dubai Municipality became signatory to the International Accreditation Forum( IAF ).

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, 8-11 December 2013

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, 8-11 December 2013

The inaugural Foodex Saudi exhibition has attracted participation from some of the world’s top international food and beverage brands.

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Turkey: Nestlé expands plant for growth in Saudi Arabia

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Nestlé expands plant for growth in Saudi Arabia

Nestle has expanded a plant in Turkey in order to produce Maggi bouillon products for the Saudi Arabian market.

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Opinion: The Muslim Consumer: Myth or Fact

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The Muslim Consumer: Myth or Fact

The modern 21st-century Muslim is now too savvy, too suave and too educated not to know the difference between quality and the emotional assurance that comes with the halal logo.

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UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Government certification to be must for halal products

All Halal meat products and slaughtering facilities will require government certification after Dubai introduces its new accreditation norms for the Halal industry in 2014.

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UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

| 28/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Consumer comes first for would-be halal foods empire in Dubai

Just as the emirate has set itself a three-year target to be the hub of the global Islamic economy, so Mr Lootah has set his sights high in the food industry.

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UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal Products Not Only For Muslims – Expert

It is a mistake to market Halal products to Muslims only and more must be done to increase their marketability, one expert has said at the Global Islamic Economy Summit.

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UAE: The State of the Global Islamic Economy 2013 Report.

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: The State of the Global Islamic Economy 2013 Report.

The report, commissioned by ‘Dubai Capital of the Islamic Economy’ and produced by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with DinarStandard, was released at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013.

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UAE: Islamic governments should work hard to escalate Islamic businesses

| 26/11/2013 | Reply
UAE:  Islamic governments should work hard to escalate Islamic businesses

Highlighting two basic tools of the Islamic economy, Al Madani said that through Zakat and Waqf governments can build a new track in development and social prosperity.

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